For the last week I have been doing my placement for Uni. I am working for a fashion designer in Iceland called Jet Korine and it has been wonderful. She has a shop called Gloria on Laugavegur and it is so amazing. The work has been very exciting and I will continue working there for the next 6 weeks. Mostly I have been in the studio sewing but I also had the chance to work in the shop and observe the whole process. The clothing are all natural and sustainable. It is so wonderful to work with these amazing materials! The studio is very small but gorgeous! I have never worked in such inspiring work place! The people I am working for is so creative and inspiring, everyday I am learning something new. Here are some of my photos on Instagram (larainwonderland90)
I came across these amazing Icelandic photographers, on their facebook page they call themselves B.B.L. These photos are really dark and mysterious, some are kind a goth, even though that is not my style I really enjoy what they are doing. It is usually photos of Reykjavik city in the background.
Tattoos are often their subject.
Star Wars in Iceland.
Amazing picture of the down town dock and the much-talked concert hall, “The Harp”
Down Town Reykjavik, kind a looks like doll houses.
These last photos are called 100 years, and show famous places in Reykjavik, from 100 years ago and today. Pretty cool. The photographers names are Ingimar Flóvent and Marinó Flóvent and you can reach them here.
I am back in Iceland for Christmas. It is very cold and the days are dark but I love it. It is not snowing but I am hoping to see a little bit of snow before I go back to England. These photos are taken at noon in my lovely countryside.
The first thing I did, when I got back home, was to visit one of my favorite shops in Reykjavík, called Aunt Frida. It is a vintage interior shop. It is really small but so outstanding. It is crammed with all kinds of treasures.
The house is really old so when you are walking around, exploring, the floor makes cracking noise and when you are downstairs the ceiling shakes if people are walking above, it kind of feels like the house is falling apart. I actually love that! It increases the whole vintage shopping experience.
I did not buy anything this time but I will definitely go again. I did buy something else, I went to the V&A museum in London few weeks ago, There was a necklace that I have not been able to stop thinking about, so I ordered it online and it looks great. I am really happy with it, so unique.